Established a century ago as a special summer home just for girls, Lake Bryn Mawr Camp is more than a place. It’s a community where a camper can feel truly free to be herself, where she can try new things surrounded by “summer sisters” who will celebrate her successes and help her learn from her mistakes, where the emphasis is not on her appearance or her accomplishments but on her character.
At the heart of everything we do is our Angel Code, the set of core values that have guided Bryn Mawr since 1921. These four qualities help guide campers to make good decisions and be good citizens whether they’re here at camp or back at home, “living ten months for two.”
Bryn Mawr campers participate in activities including tennis, soccer, gymnastics, English riding, basketball, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, dance, swimming, boating, waterskiing and arts and crafts. They challenge themselves on our ropes courses, perform in camp musicals and dance ensembles, and publish their own newspaper, The Poplar Post.
We encourage our campers to learn to waterski, kayak, throw a pot, jump a three-foot crossrail, hit a fastball, serve an ace, swim, vault, dance and shine onstage. And we give them all the one-on-one attention they need to accomplish their goals.
Above all, Bryn Mawr is a place where campers are encouraged to branch out, try new things and to learn and grow in a supportive atmosphere.